New Penacook Shopping Center to Feature Market Basket in 2022

Located just outside of Boscawen near I93

Press release
Interchange Development LLC begins construction of Merchants Way, a new shopping center near I-93’s Exit 17, just outside of Boscawen, that will feature Market Basket as an anchor store in 2022. A New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet, as well as other stores, are also planned.

Interchange Development LLC announces the construction of “Merchants Way”, a new Market Basket anchored shopping center conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 93 Exit 17 in the Penacook area of Concord New Hampshire. The first phase of Merchants Way will include a new 80,741 square foot Market Basket supermarket, 22,500 square feet of attached retail space, and a new 13,500 square foot New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet. The buildings are currently under construction along with two private roads, Merchants Way and Interchange Drive, utilities to serve the 43 acre site, storm drainage, parking and sidewalks.

Market Basket is looking forward to joining Merchants Way with a projected opening in 2022. Market Basket is known for its wonderful variety of brand names and its great reputation of high-quality private label products. At 80,741 square feet, the new store will feature over 50,000 food items to shop from, including…
 several thousand health-conscious items that are gluten free, organic, all natural, vegan, and plant based alternative foods.
 a full-service Market’s Butcher Block featuring Certified Angus Beef steaks, roasts, chops, burgers, and marinated steak tips. Also, ready to cook meats – stuffed pork, chicken, kabobs, sausages, and pub burgers.
 A specialty Cheese department offering over 300 varieties of imported and domestic cheeses.
 Market’s Kitchen and Café for dine in or take out with complimentary Wi-Fi, and large screen tv’s. Prepared food offerings include, brick oven pizza, hot and cold dinners, sandwiches, subs, calzones, cheeseburgers, freshly made Niji Sushi, fresh cut fruit, fresh baked breads, pies, pastry, donuts, and muffins.

Market Basket is recognized by Consumer Reports as the top supermarket operator in Northeast and is known for its excellent service, quality, value, variety, and store cleanliness. As reported in Consumers’ Checkbook, a family of four that spends $200 a week on groceries can save $1800 annually at Market Basket when compared to other supermarkets. Market Basket operates in 4 states, with 51 stores in MA, 31 in NH, 2 in Maine, and 2 in Rhode Island.

The New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet at 11 Merchants Way will feature over 4,000 sizes and varieties of wines and spirits, showcase special sections devoted to premium and ultra-premium spirits, high-end wine, as well as Outlet Price Busters and Wine Power Buys selections. The Outlet will feature LED fixtures, spacious aisles, and iPad kiosks for perusing inventory and wine and food pairings. “We look forward to offering an expanded selection of wines and spirits in a new spacious shopping environment” said NH Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica. The Merchants Way development is part of a public-private partnership with the City of Concord responsible for constructing off-site road improvements along Hoit Road (Route 4) and Whitney Road. A single lane roundabout will be constructed this fall along Whitney Road at the main entrance of Merchants Way and a hybrid roundabout will be completed on Route 4 at Whitney Road to coordinate with the opening of Market Basket in 2022.

Four additional tenants at Merchants Way are currently in the design and/or permitting phases and will be announced over the coming months. A total of over 200,000 square feet of space for restaurants, retail and services are planned for Merchants Way. The project has several thousand eager followers at where videos and photos provide regular updates on construction progress.

Merchants Way mid-summer 2021 construction video can be found here: